T.C. Boyle is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the late 1970s, he has published 14 novels and 10 collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his novel WORLD'S END, and the Prix Médicis étranger for THE TORTILLA CURTAIN in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau award for excellence in nature writing. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Barbara.